CHATTANOOGA, TN (lookouts.com) -- The Chattanooga Lookouts (68-55) won game one, but dropped game two to split tonight's doubleheader with the Tennessee Smokies (67-59)
In game one, Chattanooga found themselves down two runs in the fifth inning, but cut the deficit down to one in the fifth. An inning later the team tied the game on a Max Kepler single. The next batter, Adam Brett Walker II, smashed his league-leading 28th home run to give the Lookouts the 4-2 lead. Walker is now tied with Tim Costo (1992) and Scott Schebler for the team's modern-era record for homers in a season. The outfielder is also one RBI away from becoming the third Lookouts player in the modern era to record 100 RBIs in a season.
Left-hander David Hurlbut (W, 9-6) recorded the win for Chattanooga by only allowing two earned runs in six innings. J.T. Chargois came on in the seventh and recorded his 10th save.
Game two began with a scoreless first inning, but the Smokies scored one in the second. Chattanooga tied it up in the fourth on a DJ Hicks RBI, but Tennessee scored three more runs to put the game out of reach. Kepler drew a walk, but did not record a hit to end his season-high hitting streak at 12.
Tomorrow, the two teams return for game three of the series at 7:15 p.m.